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Researching global food systems and environmental issues from the perspective of economics

Researching global food systems and environmental issues from the perspective of economics

Researching global food systems and environmental issues from the perspective of economics

Department of Food Environment Economics

Setagaya Campus

A door to leading environmental economists in the world food economic system

This department, taking over the tradition and achievement of the former Department of Agricultural Economics, consolidates successively educational programs that adapt to the new era. During the first year, students learn the basics of social science. From the second year, students choose from the four courses, "Food Economics", "Environmental Economics", "Urban and Rural Economics" and "International Agriculture and Trade," to deepen their specialties in accordance with their own interests and future directions. The educational approach of this department has been highly esteemed as the "High-quality university education (Educational GP)" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Laboratories

Mountain Village Regeneration Project

YAMASHITA Utako, Assistant Professor

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Undergraduate

Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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